What is deity?

  • (noun): Any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force.
    Synonyms: divinity, god, immortal


A deity (i/ˈdiː.ɨti/ or i/ˈdeɪ.ɨti/) is a being, natural, supernatural or preternatural, with superhuman powers or qualities, and who may be thought of as holy, divine, or sacred. Believers may consider or believe that they can communicate with the deity, who can respond supernaturally to their entreaties, and that the deity's myths are true. Some religions have one supreme deity, others have multiple deities of various ranks.

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... eye as a Syambhu (or self manifested) which largely points out to be the Hindu deity Kartikeyya or Kal Bhairav as the first Shivnetra ... which have been closely linked with this community had either Kartikeyya or Kal Bhairav as a sub-deity with Lord Shiva as the main deity ...
Shapash (Canaanite Goddess)
... "torch of the gods" and is considered an important deity in the Canaanite pantheon and among the Phoenicians ... She may also be related to a preeminent deity at Ebla named Shipish, and to Shams or Chems, a pre-Islamic Arabic sun deity worshipped at sunrise, noon, and sunset ...
Shantadurga Kalangutkarin Temple - Deity
... The deity is also called 'Santeri' colloquially ... The deity of Shantadurga is shown as holding two serpents, one in each hand, representing Vishnu and Shiva ...
Deity - Scientific Positions On Deities
... More recently, neurotheology, which was originally introduced by Aldous Huxley, studies religious experience of god and spirituality in terms of cognitive neuroscience ... Closely related, evolutionary psychology hypothesizes on the reason for the existence of these cognitive processes by examining the survival and reproductive functions they might serve ...
List Of Etruscan Mythological Figures - V
... Veltha, Velthume, Vethune, Veltune Etruscan deity, possible state god of the Etruscan league of Etruria, the Voltumna in the Latin expression Fanum Voltumnae, "shrine ... Veiove, Veive, Vetis Etruscan infernal deity whose temple stood at Rome near the Capitoline Hill ... The identification is made from the deity's Latin names related by a number of ancient authors over the centuries Vēi, Vēdi, Vēdii, Veiovis, Vediovis, Vediiovis, Vedius ...

Famous quotes containing the word deity:

    Whenever the deity contrives misfortunes for a man, he first harms their understanding.
    Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.)

    Man disavows, the Deity disowns me.
    Hell might afford my miseries a shelter;
    Therefore hell keeps her everhungry mouths all
    Bolted against me.
    William Cowper (1731–1800)

    Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)